How to Use the Dial Phone
- Publication date
- Public Domain
- Digitizing sponsor
- American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
Gould can 1095. HOW TO USE THE DIAL PHONE. Instructional film on use of the dial telephone, produced for showing in the Fresno, California market.
- Closed captioning
- United States
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Subject: A movie on how to use a phone, that you can now watch on a phone!
Probably would have been useful for me to see as a kid, although the phones were a different shape. I had trouble figuring out about the finger stop, I'd let it go of the darn thing before it reached there, so my parents always had to help me out. They gave me a toy phone, which I guess would have helped me to learn, but I eventually broke the little plastic finger stop. I'd just spin the little rotary disc around and around and around after that.
Anyways, phones sure have come a long way, and to think I was impressed when landlines became cordless!
Subject: The Day We Learned to Use the New-Fangled Phones
Really a pretty fascinating thing!
Subject: Great movie
Ron Parker - Ukiah Calif
Subject: Remember when?
Subject: An eye-opener
Unfortunately this ends abruptly, and seems to be cut off, but is definitely worth watching anyway.
And man oh man, those poor operators! I hope they were well-paid...
Subject: Sarah, get me Mt. Pilot!
Mixes animation of what appears to be the Katzenjammer Kid's mother with live action footage. Surreal moment: cardboard finger appearing to point out what not to jiggle when dialing.
Subject: This is a funny video.
Subject: Don't use the blue book before May 27th!
Dialling 8 will get you information from some VERY overworked operators.
Make Sure you dial the number ALL THE WAY!
All of this makes this film a MUST SEE on this site!
Subject: How much we take for granted today!